Home Minister inaugurates Multipurpose Convention Centre and Exhibition Facility of NESAC

Source: PIB 

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The Union Home Minister has laid the foundation stone for the Multipurpose Convention Centre and Exhibition Facility of the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) in Shillong, Meghalaya.

About North Eastern Space Applications Centre(NESAC):
  • NESAC is a joint initiative of the Department of Space(DOS) and the North Eastern Council(NEC).
  • It came into being in 2000 as a society registered under the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act, 1983.
  • Purpose: To play a catalytic role in the holistic development of the North Eastern Region of India by providing Space Science and Technology support at all possible levels

Objectives of NESAC: The major objectives of the Centre are:

  • To provide an operational remote sensing and geographic information system-aided natural resource information base to support activities on development/management of natural resources and infrastructure planning in the region.
  • To provide operational satellite communication applications services in the region in education, health care, disaster management support, and developmental communication.
  • Furthermore, to take up research in the space and atmospheric science area and establish an instrumentation hub and networking with various academic institutions of NER.
  • To enable single window delivery of all possible, space-based support for disaster management.
  • To set up a regional level infrastructure for capacity building in the field of geospatial technology.


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